Femap System Requirements

Operating System Requirements and Information

The current release of Femap has been certified to run on the following:

  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8.x and Windows 8.x Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 10.x 64 Bit

Femap stops certifying new releases against an operating system shortly after Microsoft drops mainstream support for it. Microsoft dropped mainstream support for XP in April 2009, and Vista in April 2012. Beyond version 11.1, Femap is 64-bit only and does not install on Windows XP.

  • Recommended system configuration
    • 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Any of the above operating systems
    • Windows 7 operating system
    • 8 GB of RAM or more
    • Video adapter supporting True Color (32-bit) or 16 million colors (24-bit), Open GL4.2 or higher, and 2 GB of dedicated VRAM
    • Screen resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher, widescreen format
    • Free disk space for Femap installation (including documentation and license server): 1.4 GB for Femap Standalone; 4.1 GB for Femap with NX Nastran; 5.2 GB for Femap with all options
    • Free continuous disk space for Femap model files, Femap and NX Nastran scratch files: 500 GB
  • Minimum system configuration
    • 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Any of the above operating systems
    • 4 GB RAM or more
    • Video adapter supporting True Color (32 bit) or 16 million colors (24 bit), Open GL1.1 or higher, and 512 MB of dedicated VRAM
    • Screen resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher
    • Free disk space for Femap installation (including documentation and license server): 1.4 GB for Femap Standalone; 4.1 GB for Femap with NX Nastran; 5.2 GB for Femap with all options
    • Free continuous disk space for Femap model files, Femap and NX Nastran scratch files: 10 GB
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